Two adults and a two-year-old. Free weekend in September. Direct flights from Poland to Billund, Denmark. And suddenly, like a bolt out of the blue falls the proposal to jump to Legoland for the weekend! Could it have gone wrong! :-) And who had the most fun on this trip?
For some, the first week of September is a week of stress, preparations for school, new challenges and shrugging off how quickly children grow up. And we 3. September we were already thinking of Billund, where we were to fly in the following Friday to spend an unforgettable weekend among Legos and more.
And the weekend promised to be exceptional: we were to spend three days in Billund, the town where the company that produced the building blocks we all know today had its beginnings, including one day spent at Legoland, one at Lego House and one at Lalandia. Sound wonderful? Yes, until we looked at the weather forecasts….
When a beautiful złautumn was beginning in Poland, the sun was supposed to shine in the sky all day and the temperature was a pleasant 20-25 degrees, in Billund it was forecast to rain all day and about 15 degrees. However, going by the principle that there is no złweather, there are only unprepared tourists, we packed our best rain jackets, backpack covers and stroller and showed up at 6 a.m. with smiles on our faces at Okecie.
We could write and write about the whole weekend and there would probably be another entry of several thousand words, but we want someone to read it to the end ;-), so today we will limit ourselves only to Legoland, and we will tell about the other places in separate entries. They really deserve it and it’s not worth limiting a trip to Billund to just one day!
Table of contents
Legoland in Billund, how to get there?
First of all, it is best to fly to Billund ;) Of course, you can fly to another city and then get to Billund, but why waste time when the domestic airline flies directly from Warsaw and at perfect hours? We had a departure at about 8:20 a.m. on Friday, and a return flight on Sunday at about 7:50 p.m. – making 3 days on the ground. You can also fly for a day, as there are flights both in the morning and evening, but it’s a shame to limit yourself to just one day.
Wizz Air also flies to Billund from Poland (from Gdansk and Warsaw) and Ryanair (from Poznan), but they don’t fly daily, so there is a longer demand on the ground. We won’t write about prices and comfort, because there is still time for practical advice, but let’s focus on how to get from the airport directly to Legoland.
One gets the impression that the town is inextricably linked to Legos. Don’t be surprised to learn that an airport was specially built here to facilitate the process of distributing blocks from the factory to other places around the world. That’s how it used to be, nowadays children and adults alike come to Billund Airport hungry for a Legoland experience.
Legoland is located almost next door to the airport! Literally the road from the terminal to the gates of Legoland is 2.5 kilometers. If the passenger terminal was on the other side, it would be enough to simply cross the street ;)
You can get to Legoland from the airport by cab, city bus, you can even be tempted to take a short 30-minute walk. We took the one-way city bus, which we initially hailed as the cheapest way to get to the city from the airport. We paid 48 DKK for it (less than zł for two people) and quickly changed our minds when we found out that the whole trip took not even 5 minutes. As of now, this is the most expensive bus ride ever! ;)
How to find a bus? Upon exiting the terminal, one immediately walks out to the bus station, where both buses, coaches and commuter buses are waiting. At the tourist information in the terminal you can take a detailed breakdown of what bus departs at what time, and the electronic displays additionally show where the bus will be waiting. We took line No. 944X (in this line you can pay by card at the entrance to the bus).
On the way back we had more time, so we went for a walk, which could have been quite pleasant if it wasn’t for the rain jamming the whole way ;)
Legoland for the elderly
But let’s get to the most interesting part of this post, which is what awaits you at Legoland? Above all, plenty of fun and frolic awaits both young and old.
For us parents, it was an amusement park with rollercoasters and water attractions, on the one hand, and a sentimental journey, to our childhood days, on the other. Entering the pirate zone(Pirate Land) or the wild west(Legoredo Town), we were immediately reminded of our first Lego sets that we played with as preschoolers. All the characters, individual elements, sets, gadgets in the stores – there was no end to the memories.
At Legoland, adults can look forward to a powerhouse experience. There are interactive queues, where you have to shoot, collect points, show cleverness and agility, but also the more chilling ones – rollercoasters. There are a total of 4 of them in four lands: Knights’ Kingdom, Polar Land, Adventure Land and the newest, opened in 2018 in Legoredo Town. For the thrill-hungry, there are also water attractions for which it is recommended to wear something heavily waterproof: Vikings River Splash and Lego Canoe.
What are the queues like for these most popular attractions? You have to expect up to 30 minutes of standing in line! But believe us it’s not much. Arguably, there is even more during the waiting season. During our stay, it was about 20 minutes at most rollercoasters, during peak hours.
What can be done to make the wait shorter? If you only care about the biggest roller coasters, then go to the opening of the park, and direct your steps immediately towards a particular roller coaster. Most visitors go one at a time, enjoying each attraction along the way, and since the rollercoasters are not at the entrance itself, you can get a head start.
An alternative is to ride alone – special queues are available for people who do not care who they will ride with and are on a “docking” basis.
What else is there at Legoland that might interest even adults? We really enjoyed the amazing mock-ups prepared entirely built with Lego bricks, showing the most interesting objects in Denmark and the world(Miniland).
Of course, we spent most of our time at the mock-up of the Billund airport, watching planes slowly roll down the runway.
As befits an amusement park, there is also a scare house and a 4D cinema. For travelers, a slow boat ride among some of the world’s most popular buildings (built with Lego, of course) can also be interesting.
If you get hungry, you don’t have to worry about empty stomachs. There are several restaurants in Legoland, located in different parts of the park and at the same time relating to the theme of the area in which they are located. There are buffets where you pay once and eat and drink to your heart’s content, as well as restaurants where you order and pay for specific dishes. Of course, let’s remember that we are in Denmark and cheap is not cheap here. For those traveling on a budget, we recommend bringing your own food and taking advantage of the dedicated picnic areas at Legoland.
You can see more photos of the attraction in our gallery, which can be found at the bottom of this post.
Legoland for the youngest
From what age do children have fun visiting Legoland? We would ask the question a little differently: from what height?
Many attractions have height restrictions rather than age restrictions, so make sure your child measures at least 85 centimeters before you buy tickets. If so, it will already be able to take advantage of more interesting attractions. There are also such quiet and lazy places in the park, where even newborns can enter with their parents (if, however, someone had the idea), but it is clear that the fun of this will not have much ;)
For the smaller ones, who don’t catch most of the attractions, there is a Duplo zone – a playground, interestingly arranged, but for us it was simply a waste of time for the slides, when there are so many more interesting things to do around. Duploland also includes roller coasters, including one at height and a mini Ferris wheel.
We (in the sense of the youngest part of the team) even caught the 90 cm threshold, so Olive already had a full range of attractions to choose from, so there were queues among block animals, boats, horses, airplanes, etc. etc. Of course, everywhere at least one of us accompanied Olive. And we all had a lot of fun doing it, and Olive’s smile never left her face. Ok, seriously it was coming down when it was time to get off the carousels ;)
The fastest ones were the most fun, and the more spinning the better, in which even the parents began to turn their heads. And so the hits turned out to be airplanes (and how could it be otherwise!), a pirate carousel – something like the dancing teacups we know, and a mini roller coaster. The Lego Safari, which is the safest and most humane safari you can be on, was also a super attraction :) It was a short ride among wild animals built with blocks, amid the sounds of the jungle.
On some Olive was afraid at first (for example, pirate boats), but after a while of explaining and showing that pirates are fake, she began to fully smile and enjoy the mini-cruise.
There is one special treat at Legoland, even for the little ones – Sea Life. It may not be a place on the scale of Singapore‘s oceanarium, but kids stand like magic in front of large aquariums, with sea creatures, in which various Lego characters, buildings and accessories are built (and how).
One thing that still never ceases to amaze us is that Olive was very patiently able to wait up to 20-30 minutes in line for some attractions. Something that is very hard to do with an active 2-year-old and that we were most worried about turned out to be completely problem-free! It certainly helped that all around there are plenty of interesting things to hang your eye on, and there is no shortage of children for international conversation in unfamiliar languages either.
And what are the catering and hygiene facilities like? There are many restaurants in Legoland, including buffets, and there are cafes, ice cream shops, burger shops, etc. There are plenty of choices, although some of these places may be closed in September. However, we had no problem finding something good to eat, much less any queues or waiting. Needless to say, baby chairs are in abundance? :)
When it comes to toilets and changing tables, we will allow ourselves to make a big generalization: Legoland rules! There are special rooms in the park where you can sit and feed your baby in peace and quiet, heat up food, change, all in a coolly arranged space. There are books, toys, carousels over changing tables, sanitizing fluids, and even free diapers in every size!
How to prepare for the visit? + ticket prices
Remember at the beginning of the post we wrote about the foul weather at the site? We were very lucky, because the rain didn’t bother us that much. Fact, it rained, but it was a short rainfall, about once every two hours.
However, it is worth preparing for worse weather and taking rain jackets, umbrellas and covers with you. Looking at other visitors, the children were dressed for a real storm :) Maybe there is method in this madness, because neither wet seats nor water attractions are terrible for them.
It’s also a good idea to buy tickets in advance to avoid standing in line at the ticket offices and enter almost at a walk.
How much do tickets cost? Legoland is not one of the cheap places to visit, and you should be aware of that, but there are ways to pay less for tickets.
The ticket costs:
- DKK 379 (about zł) per adult and children 13 and under.
- 359 DKK (about 207 zł) per child aged 3-12 years old
- Younger children have free admission
You can buy tickets cheaper online if you do it at least 7 days before your visit:
- DKK 341 (about zł 196) per adult and children 13 and under.
- 323 DKK (about 185 zł) per child aged 3-12 years old
More expensive, but cheaper overall, will come out if you plan to enter two days, in which case the prices are as follows (respectively, for a ticket bought less than 7 days before the visit and more than 7 days before the visit):
- DKK 478/440 (about zł 275/253) per adult and children 13 and under.
- DKK 458/422 (about zł) per child aged 3-12 years old
Yes, we know, a lot… But there are some places worth the price, and this falls into that category :)
The visit to Legoland was a fantastic adventure for our entire family. The number and range of attractions in the amusement park is really huge and it’s hard to make time to take advantage of everything. We didn’t make it, even though we were almost to the very end.
We will definitely be back! :)
We also recommend our gallery of photos from Legoland:
We visited Legoland and Billund at the invitation of the Royal Danish Embassy. Thank you! :)